All this time you've been thinking that a bowl of cereal is just that, but you're greatly mistaken. This week's Throwback Thursday was suppose to take us a on journey to comfort food. Instead, it's taking us to the depth of brilliant market strategy. What's the key ingredient this week? Corn Flakes.

Depending on your age, you might remember Corn Flakes as basic cereal, a low-fat meal option, a coater of meats, or a key ingredient to chewy no-bake cookies. And that's just what Kellogg's was hoping!

Kellogg's came into the public market in the early 1900s; before that it was reportedly only served at sanitariums. (Yes, you read that right.) Once released to the public, it advertised itself as a digestive aid, a meat coater/dinner extender (during the war-torn years), and a harkening back to healthy classics during the critical 1970s.

Again, this is the supposedly low-key Corn Flake. King of the tuna noodle casserole! Maker of the chocolate chewy! Filler of the cereal bowl! Apparently we had a lot to learn. While it may or may not be your favorite breakfast cereal on its own, it's hard to imagine our recipe archive without a heapin' helpin' of these flakes. Take a peek at a few of our favorite dishes:


Crispy Pacific Cod with Parmesan-Butter Dipping Sauce and BroccoliWhat recipes do you want to learn about? Come back each Thursday as we revisit the classics in our recipe collection!

By Ashley Kappel and Ashley Kappel